Dee Dowis, American football player, Died at 48


Michael “Dee” Dowis was born on August 2, 1968, and died on August 29, 2016.

He American football player.

Dee played as a quarterback for the United States Air Force Academy football team from 1986 to 1989.

Dowis was generally regarded as one of the best option quarterbacks in NCAA history, he had finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1989.

During that same season, he set the NCAA Division I career record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 3,612 (this record was broken by Antwaan Randle El of Indiana University in 2001), became the fifth player in Division I history to both pass and rush for 1,000 yards, was an honorable mention All-American, and was the Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year.

Dowis set the NCAA record for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in a game with 6 (against San Diego State University in 1989).

Dee also set the Western Athletic Conference record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a game in the same game with 249.

He had graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1990 and briefly served as a coach on the Air Force staff.

Dee Dowis was inducted into the Franklin County Sports Hall of Fame as a charter member on July 17, 1998.

In recent years on April 20, 2011, Dowis was selected to be inducted into the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame.

Davis lived Greenville, South Carolina, near Royston, Georgia, where he was born and raised.

Dee Dowis worked as a manager for Pfizer pharmaceuticals, and was married with two children.

He was killed in a traffic accident.

Dee Dowis passed away at 48 years old.